FAI International Award Winners 2018
Shane Duffy Scoops Top Award as Ireland legend Damien Duff inducted into Hall of Fame.
The 28th ‘Three’ FAI International Awards saw Shane Duffy steal the show as the Senior International Player of the Year. Duffy, who had been nominated for the Senior and Young International Player of the Year awards, scooped the big prize on the back of a stand-out 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign.
James McClean’s stunning match-winner against Wales in Cardiff was selected as the International Goal of the Year, while Cyrus Christie was named as the Young International of the Year.
Styled in Benetti
On the night, the full Irish squad were styled and dressed in their sleek three piece Benetti ‘Cusack’ Navy suits. Benetti Menswear are proud to be the Official Tailor to the FAI and Irish senior International Squad until 2020.
A special tribute was reserved for Ireland centurion Damien Duff as he was inducted into the Hall of Fame following a fantastic career that saw the former underage star become a fan’s favourite at senior level.
Former Ireland assistant manager and World Cup winner Marco Tardelli was named as the International Personality, while the recipient of the Special Merit Award was the late Jimmy Magee.